Global Category Manager, Biomarker

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

 As Category Manager Biomarker, you are part of Roche Global Procurement, and you will be working on developing and executing Global Category Strategies as part of the Global R&D Category team.

Global Procurement (GP) is a key function that delivers value to Roche by leveraging market knowledge, subject matter expertise and business insights in the procurement of goods and services and the management of Roche’s third party spend. Through collaboration with our external suppliers and internal business partners, GP helps bring innovative tests and medicines to patients.

As the Category Manager Biomarker, you are responsible for developing Biomarker Category Strategy/Strategies and executing a pipeline of high value strategic initiatives on a global basis. Based on your deep subject matter expertise in the area of Biomarker (focus area includes Bioanalytical assays, Soluble Biomarkers, and Flow cytometry), you are proactively identifying opportunities, engaging, and partnering with senior Business stakeholders and regional Procurement, and managing suppliers to deliver the overall Category performance and savings targets.

Thanks to your strong leadership, communication, and influencing skills, you ensure stakeholder alignment and support to deliver value through the implementation of Category Strategies and initiatives. You further establish effective working relationships with local and regional procurement to ensure alignment and the full realization of the benefits of the Category Strategy.

Your responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the creation and application of a Business-aligned long-term Biomarker Category Strategy and the development of an annual pipeline of strategic category initiatives.
  • Executing Category initiatives and ensure responsibility for the delivery and reporting of savings targets.
  • Providing strategic input to the development of the Biomarker Category Buying Guide to translate the Category Strategy and Annual Plan into clear, practical guidance for key Procurement and functional colleagues.
  • Understanding business priorities and challenges and ensuring successful realization of the Category Strategy by building strong partnerships across geographically dispersed stakeholders and engaging with local and regional Procurement.
  • Ensuring a robust approach to supplier management, establishing value creation targets and reporting of supplier performance, developing innovation programs, managing supplier risks and conducting regular business reviews.

This position is not eligible for relocation.

Your qualifications:

  • University degree, with business or life sciences degree preferable.
  • 7+ years in-depth strategic and/or operational procurement experience with extensive knowledge of category management and advanced strategic sourcing, with subject matter expertise in Biomarker and Lab sciences categories.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills with an ability to lead and coordinate cross-functional teams and deliver complex strategic initiatives, in a truly global, fluid, interactive environment.
  • Proven financial and business acumen and capability in negotiation, change management and stakeholder management.
  • Business level fluency in English.


Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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